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Why does the date for Easter change from year to year?


Given that the Christian celebration of Easter is a remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus, should not the holiday be on the same date as the supposed original event, that is, three days after the crucifixion?

 

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    Karen Szklany Gault (Seafarer Mama) 4 years ago

    I appreciate your very honest answer and impressions, Annie. I think that Alancaster149's explanation is closer to reality than some of the others.

    It does vary due to the lunar cycle, similar to the system that dictates when Passover's timing.

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    Jim Miller (JimTxMiller) 4 years ago

    Which is to suggest the holiday and the event is supposedly honors are both arbitrary and established by clerics after the fact.


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    Jim Miller (JimTxMiller) 4 years ago

    Interesting since Easter originally was a pagan rite predating both Christianity and Judaism.


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